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Monday, December 11, 2017


Shiloh is the second largest Christian gathering in Africa.  It is an annual gathering of the saints to meet with Almighty for various reasons, corporate & individual, for a turnaround. It is a mountain of transformation for participants from all around the world.

As part of the Mandate given to Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo by God, Shiloh 2017, A New Dawn, is 19th in the series. The first Shiloh was in 1999 when Canaan land was newly built.

Shiloh 2017 commenced on Tuesday, the 5th of December 2017 at Canaan land Ota, the headquarters of Living Faith Church (LFC) Worldwide, a.k.a Winners’ Chapel, and ended on Sunday with three thanksgiving services.

The event took off with the evening session, at 7pm, tagged Encounter Night.  Ministering on Tuesday night was Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo, the founder and president of Living Faith Church Worldwide.

His message was tagged The celebration of our New Dawn heritage in Christ, with the key texts drawn from 2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 6:4 and Ephesians 2:19.

Shiloh 2017 had ten (10) main sessions, which were as follows:

1. Shiloh prayer hour: 5:30am – 6:30am from Wednesday through Friday at the Faith Tabernacle. In this session, every participant was left alone with God for a minimum of 30 minutes each day to make any form of demand.

2.  Hour of Visitation: 7:00am – 11:00am, from Wednesday through Friday at the Faith Tabernacle. In this session, there were messages from anointed ministers such as Bishop Thomas Aremu the minster in charge of LFC Ibadan- Nigeria, Bishop David Abioye- the Vice President of LFC worldwide and the minster in charge of LFC Abuja, Pastor (Mrs)  Faith Oyedepo, Pastor David Oyedepo (Jnr)- the residence pastor of Canaanland and Bishop David O. Oyedepo.

During this session each day, four messages were delivered by the above named anointed men of God.

3.  Encounter Night: 7:00pm – 11:00pm, from Tuesday through Thursday. Ministering at these sessions was Bishop David O. Oyedepo.  During the Encounter nights the message series was Unlocking our New Dawn Heritage in Christ. 

4.  Shiloh Specialized Services: 1:00pm -2:45pm, Wednesday through Friday. The Venues and specialized Services are as follows:

a.   Healing & Deliverance at the Hope wing of Faith Tabernacle,

b.  Fathers & Mothers of Nation at the Faith wing of Faith Tabernacle,

c.  Breaking Generational Curses at the Glory Tent outside the Tabernacle,

d. Breaking Marital Spell at the Love wing of the Tabernacle and

e. Academic Success at the Hope wing of the Tabernacle.  

All of these classes held simultaneously. Participant choices were based on their most pressing circumstances they want immediate answers.

5.  LFC Leadership forum: 3:00pm -4:45pm, Wednesday through Friday at the Youth Chapel Canaan land.  These sessions were meant for Leaders in LFC worldwide.  Leaders such as Head of Departments, Groups &Units. Others were Pastors, Deacons & Deaconesses, Home Fellowship Teachers, assistants, Secretaries, etc.

6. Youth Alive Forum: 3:00pm – 4:45pm at Faith Tabernacle.  As the name implies, the forum is for the LFC Youth.

7.  Ministers’ Summit: 3:00pm – 4:45pm, Wednesday through Friday at Covenant University Chapel.  The Summit was for the Pastors in LFC and the sons of the Prophet. The sons of the Prophet are Clergy men running their individual ministries, but are spiritual sons, grandsons and great grandsons of Bishop David Oyedepo.

8.  Shiloh Celebration Night: 7:00pm – 11:00pm on Friday at Faith Tabernacle.  At this service, nations present were celebrated.  Marriages and Babies born out of former Shiloh prophecies were celebrated.  Other blessings gotten from previous Shilohs were celebrated.

All celebrants were prayed for by the Bishop Oyedepo. The celebration ended with a message from Bishop David Oyedepo tagged  Unlocking our New Dawn Heritage In Christ – Part 6, and prophesies on participants.

9.  Shiloh Impartation Service:  Saturday 6:00am – 10:30am.  This service had the highest attendees as the overflow was more than other days.  Shiloh Impartation Service as the custom is, is a service where participants come with bottles of anointing oil and handkerchiefs or any material that can serve as a mantle for impartation.

This service is in line with the book of Act where the Apostles transferred the power of the Holy Spirit to other vessels can be conveyed to other places for signs, wonders and miracles.  Participants are expected to use the mantles and anointed oil to their advantage, on the way and when they get to their various destinations.

During the impartation service, Bishop David Oyedepo cursed buyers and sellers of human parts including their families. 

10.  Shiloh thanksgiving Service: Shiloh 2017 ended with this session. Three Services held yesterday (Sunday) at Faith Tabernacle, from 6:00am – 11:50am.  Ministers at the services were Bishop David Oyedepo, Bishop David Abioye and Pastor David Oyedepo (Jnr). 

The topic of the day was: Understanding the Power of Thanksgiving.  The summary of the message was: ever thankfulness is ever blossoming; no one appreciates God and ends up depreciated.

There was jubilation in each service with the faith Tabernacle choir leading in singing and dancing. Bishop David Oyedepo Prophesied on all worshippers at the end of each service.

GUEST MINISTERS AT SHILOH 2017:   A number of ministers outside of LFC were present at Shiloh 2017. Amongst them were the President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) – Rev. Felix Omobude.

The President of Christain Association of Nigeria (CAN) – Rev. Samson Olasupo Adeniyi. In his address to the congregation, The president of CAN, Rev. Samson Adeniyi, described Bishop David  Oyedepo as a man with an extra-ordinary grace.

Also present were: The General Overseer of Salvation Ministries – Pastor David Ibiyeomie,  The General Overseer of Dunamis Int’l Gospel Centre – Pastor Paul Eneche, The President of Daystar Christain Centre – Rev. Sam Adeyemi, amongst others.

OTHER GUESTS: Also at the event were Traditional rulers   from Western and Eastern Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Benin.

Unannounced:  Captains of industries, Inventors, Top politicians, top civil servants, renowned Entrepreneurs and more.

Also in attendance were: Top leaders  and members from other denominations.  Pagans, Muslims, and  other religions.  Members of white garment churches came in their numbers, fully dressed in their apparels.

I guess herbalists, soothsayers, sorcerers and the like, were there in disguise. Even if the devil ended up coming, it is scriptural – –“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them” Job 1:6. KJV. 

ATTENDANCE: Fifty four nations were present at Shiloh 2017, among them were Ghana (800+), Benin (600+), Kenya (400+), Dubai (200+), United Kingdom (200+), United States (200) and more.

Over one million participants were recorded in all the viewing centres across Lagos and Ota, on the first night. The viewing centres across Lagos and Ota were increased from 50 to 110 on Wednesday the second day of Shiloh 2017.

Close to twenty million viewers from 156 nations watched the event online.

The attendance of Shiloh 2017 was increased by 28% as against 2016.

OVERFLOW: Faith Tabernacle was filled to its brim with an overflow in the tents around the tabernacle. The tents around the tabernacle are about 70, with an average sitting capacity of 150 persons each. These tents also had overflow.

The overflow in front of Grace Wing alone, which is the main entrance of Faith Tabernacle, can measure up with the population of a modern day booming congregation.

In spite of the overflow, the crowd was properly managed, as there were no incidents of injuries or emergencies, before, during and after each session.  Click here to continue

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